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Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan

February 26th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


For young adult boys I would probably give this a 3.5 but for adults I would rate this at a 2.  I did see on IMDb that they are making a movie out of the book.

Description: Darren Shan’s an ordinary schoolboy, until he and his best friend Steve get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a bizarre freak show featuring such arcane performers as Hans Hands, Gertha Teeth, the Wolf Man and Rhamus Twobellies. In the midst of the ghoulish excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognises that one of the performers — Mr Crepsley — is in fact a vampire!

I have been on a vampire kick lately so I was hoping this would be another good series.  It was very simple and it felt like it was geared more towards younger boys which was actually nice as most of the books vampire books I’ve been seeing lately are geared towards teenage girls.  I was surprised by the turn Darren and his best friend’s, Steve, friendship takes.  It definitely leaves you at a cliff hanger to see what will happen.

Posted in 2 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

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